On January 22, 2018, I testified to a state legislative committee in support of SB 6052 to abolish the death penalty in Washington State. My testimony listed the main points I made in my February 2018 TV program (see “TV Programs” and “Death Penalty” parts of this blog). I mentioned the bold-face items in the document at the link after this paragraph. My TV program includes the supporting information. See my testimony at this link:
The persuasive flow of the testimony went like this:
The more people know about the death penalty, the more they discover three basic facts:
Fact #1: The death penalty does NOT deliver what it promises.
Fact #2: The death penalty MAKES EXISTING PROBLEMS WORSE — and it CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS.
Fact #3: We can LET GO of the death penalty WITHOUT SACRIFICING SAFETY.